In a few weeks I'll be joining hundreds as we go to Washington DC to help lobby our legislators for more support for Alzheimer's Disease. In light of this, I'm asking for your help. There are several things you can do. One of the things that we will be asking support for is the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act. It stands for Health Outcome, Planning and Education for Alzheimer's. This will help with early and accurate diagnosis and information for familes dealing with this deadly disease.
You can read more about it here -- including the legsilators that have actually signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill.
THEN -- you can go here http://www.kintera.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=mmKXLbP8E&b=6742875&auid=8213583&tr=y and send your legislators an email asking them for their support. It's only a few clicks people and it will certainly move our cause forward.
Another item worth looking at: A new report put out by the Alzheimer's Association regarding Baby Boomers and the impact this disease will have on everyone! It's important information so please take a few minutes to look at it if you have a chance. You can find information about the report here: http://alz-news.org/
And, lastly, for now, some of you may have seen that CNN is airing a special on Alzheimer's Disease on May1st. It is hosted by Larry King. It's on Sunday night, May 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET. Here is a short piece about it from CNN http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/27/seth.rogen.alzheimer/
Thanks for reading and helping!